HistoCore offers efficient and comprehensive histology services at competitive pricing and fast turnaround time. 

  • Paraffin processing, embedding, microtoming
  • Cryoembedding, cryosectioning
  • Slide staining: H&E, Trichrome, PAS, Alcian Blue/Fast Red, Safranin O/Fast Green, Von Kossa, Inquire about other stains
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Immunofluorescence (IF)

Immunohistochemistry & Immunofluorescence

Our extensive experience provides antibodies and optimizing protocols with expertise in the following areas:

  • Background literature research
  • Procuring antibodies
  • Protocol development
  • Routine IHC/IF staining (manual/automated)

For immunostaining with existing protocols, users must provide positive control slides. 

Paraffin-based/ Cryosectioning Prices

Processing/embedding $28 / block 
Sectioning $6 / slide 
H&E staining, coverslipping   $4 / slide
 Specialty staining  $17 / slide
 Decalcification $17 / sample
 Cryoembedding $7 / block 
Cryosectioning   $7 / slide

Immunohistochemistry & Immunofluorescence Pricing

 Stock antibodies $28 / slide 
 User-supplied antibodies $12 / slide 
 Method development (technical time) $60 / hour + reagents cost 

Sample Drop Off Instructions

  1. Please review Sample Submission Guidelines and complete Histology Work Order form (available online) to be accompanied by all sample submissions
  2. Submit samples before 3.30pm for next work day processing Note: Cryosectioning samples must be left in -20C freezer in HistoCore lab - base molds for cryo-samples are not provided


Histology work order form.  This completed form must accompany all sample submissions. 

Sample submission guidelines .

Samples must be submitted before 3:30 pm for next-day processing.


Alberta Diabetes Institute
5–003 Li Ka Shing
University of Alberta

For information or booking contact:
Lynette Elder  780.492.0387  lelder@ualberta.ca

Core Director - Greg Korbutt